Morning Sailing & Snorkeling Tour
Explore the waters of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary with a marine naturalist.
Morning Sail & Snorkel
4 hours | 8:00 am - 12:00 am
$165 per person*
*Private Charters for up to 6 passengers.
What a great way to start your day! Meet us at the new Kawaihae Harbor South small boat harbor, only 10-15 minutes from the Kohala Coast resorts.
Come play in some of the best uncrowded Sailing,Snorkeling and dolphin watching waters in the world aboard Riva, a classic open ocean 34-foot sloop-rigged sailboat! The prevailing tradewinds of Kawaihae provide plenty of breeze to fill our sails, and the seas are usually small and friendly.During your sail you can take the helm or just take in the spectacular views. We’ll explore the waters of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and look for dolphins and other marine life on the way to our snorkel spot,which is usually in a protected marine life area. Our crew member, a marine naturalist, will answer your questions and share interesting facts about the sanctuary and its denizens. You’ll learn that the sanctuary is not only home to humpback whales each winter, but another dozen different types of wild cetaceans (whales and dolphins) live here year-round, including spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, and false killer whales.
The snorkel spots we visit along the Kohala Coast reveal some of the most interesting underwater ecosystems in the world, and are also within sanctuary waters. (Snorkel gear is provided, or bring your own.) Our crew is in the water with you, to ensure that you’re comfortable, and to share information about what you’ll see. A variety of marine life thrives in these clear waters year-round, including Hawaiian green sea turtles, colorful reef fish found nowhere else on earth, invertebrates and corals.
Local coffee,juice, banana bread,island fruits,cheeses,deli meats,local vegetables,local Bread,macadamia nuts and maui style chips will be served as you cruise the Kohala Coast. We’ll have you back in time to enjoy lunch at one the fine eateries in Kawaihae village.
Our 34-foot sailboat Riva harnesses the wind whenever possible during our cruise. When we do use the engine, we burn less fuel than any other boat: only a ¼ gallon an hour.
Kohala Sail & Sea is also a proud supporter of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.org.
A portion of all fares go to to support direct action conservation,thank you for booking with us and making a difference.
**Due to the operating cost involved, we currently require 5 fares to run this Snorkel/ sail. We will make all efforts to book the 6 seats on this morning snorkel sail prior to your departure date. Example: If you're a booked party of only 2 passengers and we are unable to book any other passengers by your sail date, we will contact you within 48 hrs of your sail, and at that time you will have the option to pay the additional $495 fare to make the private charter run. Or, you can reschedule or cancel your sail and receive a full refund. Note:Cancellations must be made outside of 48 hrs.of departure time to qualify for full refund.
Note: Some equipment utilized on this Morning Snorkel has a maximum weight rating of 250 lbs. and we may not be able to accommodate anyone over this weight.
*Cost Savings options are available:
Provide your own food, sandwiches etc. and Save $80.00 (avail. on private charter only)
Also please ask about a cash discount.
Call (808)-895-1781 before you book
*Fare price listed does NOT include Hawaii Excise Tax @4% and Hawaii Harbor use Fee @3% and online booking convenience fee (if applicable)Cancellations must be made by email at least 48hrs.prior to departure.
Morning Snorkel Sail & Whale Watch
4 hours | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
$165 per person
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